Too often, there exists a disconnect in the life of a Christian. Too often, what a Christian does Monday thru Friday feels disconnected from the God they hope to encounter on Sunday morning. But therein lies the problem. God does not desire to encounter His children for only one hour each week. Rather, God wants the intimate encounter which takes place at the Holy Mass to be the climax of a relationship that pervades every moment, every joy, and every difficulty of His son’s or daughter’s week.
So how can this be possible? How can a Christian’s entire week be preparation of a heart ready to encounter the Real Presence of Christ at Mass? Simple: make Him the Lord of every part of your week. Invite God into every part of your week, offer yourself to Him and live how He wants you to live in every moment, therein fulfilling the Lord’s great command to ‘pray without ceasing.’
Now, most Christians spend the majority of their week working. After all, everyone has no few bills to pay. But unfortunately, many Christians miss the opportunity to sanctify and make each moment of their occupational labors an act of prayer. How?…by spending 40, 50, or 60 hours giving their heart to their job, but then NOT giving it back to God by way of a tithed financial offering.
When the gifts of bread and wine are brought up to the altar, which soon after are transformed into the Body and Blood of the Lord, it is the case that those gifts ‘represent our lives.’ If your life is largely comprised of earning income (working), your offering and your connection between the week and Sunday worship will look largely financial.
In this way, even the dullest, most frustrating, difficult or monotonous moments at work can be an act of prayer knowing that you are worshiping God, first and foremost, with those earnings. Your spiritual life will take off, your relationships at work and elsewhere will grow in love, and grace will permeate your week.
And at the end of the day, 10%…that’s just a start…God wants your heart, your will, even your entire life..
We have a new way to give! You will be asked to create an account for recurring offerings or "give now" for a one-time donation. Use it for your weekly offering or to donate to ministry or outreach programs.
Dropdown Menu include:
General Budget, Pastoral Care & Funeral Ministry, Community Assistance/Outreach, Spirit House, Haiti Ministry, Donation to PreSchool, Prison Ministry, Music Ministry, Youth Ministry, Young Adult Ministry, Haiti Twinning Covenant, PRESCHOOL DAYCARE, PRESCHOOL REGISTRATION, Preschool Tuition, First Sacraments, CF K-5 Fees, CRS Rice Bowl, 44th Anniversary, T-shirt Sales, Golf Tournament Fundraiser, Security Camera System
If you are interested in sending your contributions through your banking institution’s on- line payment services please give us a call at 468-3600, ext. 102. We will reclassify you as an on-line contributor and provide you a new parish envelope/identification number.
Please be sure to use your new parish identification number when you establish the parish as a payee with your financial institution.
After you receive your new ID number, establish Holy Spirit Parish as a payee and generate your contributions, your financial institution will mail the check to us through automatic bill pay.
(Unfortunately, at this time, we are unable to accept electronic transfers of funds directly into our bank.)
This option eliminates the bi-monthly mailing of weekly contribution envelopes Instead, you will receive a quarterly packet of the special intention, holy day and Catholic Virginian envelopes.
Thank you for your support of Holy Spirit and your assistance in reducing our envelope expenses.
Men's Club Paver Campaign
Create a lasting legacy by purchasing a paver in our “Parish Courtyard”. For $75 you can remember a loved one, acknowledge a birthday, graduation or other special occasion.
Forms can be obtained from the Welcome Ministry desk. Proceeds will be used for capital improvement projects and other parish needs. If you have questions or wish to handle a payment directly, please contact George Bieber @ 714-0602 or Jess Espiritu @ 449-4358.
Wills & Bequests
Create Your Legacy at Holy Spirit Parish!
One of the most unique and impactful ways of ensuring the future of Holy Spirit is through a legacy gift. A legacy gift can take many forms such as a simple bequest as a part of your estate plans and can be of great benefit in helping fulfill your personal financial objectives. It is our sincere hope that you will give prayerful consideration to partnering with us in shaping the Holy Spirit that our children, grandchildren and future generations experience.
Gifts from a Will or Trust
Gifts from a Will or Living Trust are two of the most common ways to create a legacy gift for the benefit of the Catholic Church. A bequest may include cash, specific property, or a share of the estate.
Gifts of Stock and Appreciated Assets
Donating stocks, bonds or mutual funds directly to Holy Spirit significantly increases your tax deduction and the amount of income our parish receives.
Gifts from your Retirement Plan
Gifts of retirement assets are another simple way to leave a gift by naming Holy Spirit as beneficiary of a percent or full amount of your Individual Retirement Account, 401k or other qualified retirement plan.
Gifts of Life Insurance
There are many ways in which life insurance policies can be used to make a contribution, all of which provide tax deductions and the opportunity to make a more substantial gift than otherwise possible. It is easy to name Holy Spirit as the beneficiary of a policy or transfer ownership of a paid-up policy to our parish.
Gifts of Real Estate
Holy Spirit may be named as beneficiary or co-beneficiary to almost any type of personal property or real estate.
We recognize that your intentions are a personal matter that you may wish to keep confidential. However, if you are willing to share them, we would like to acknowledge your intentions both at the parish level and through the newly created 1820 Circle of the Diocese of Richmond. If you are interested in more information or would like to let us know of plans already in motion, please contact the parish office. The Diocese also has an extensive website with more information on the 1820 Circle as well as the different ways you can create a legacy gift. We encourage you to visit the site at www.richmonddiocese.org/plannedgiving.
The diocesan website is for educational purposes only and not considered professional financial or legal advice. Benefits will vary depending on various factors. An important part of making a planned gift is consultation with your own professional legal and financial advisors to determine the best vehicle to fit your needs.